For this week's blog we have the pleasure of a YouTube Tribute to Sir Arthur Lewis by Professor Compton Bourne, former Governor of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), former Pro Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Trinidad and Tobago and former Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG). One of the leading economists in the Caribbean , Professor Bourne has written extensively and has been influenced by Sir Arthur Lewis ' work and life. He helps us to remember Sir Arthur, who died in 1991: a St Lucian by birth and Caribbean stalwart with international acclaim. Professor Bourne's reflection celebrates the many facets of Sir Arthur's achievements: as Nobel Laurette in Economics; Vice Chancellor, UWI; Chancellor of the University of Guyana; Governor of the Caribbean Development Bank, Professorships at Manchester and Princeton Universities, advisor to governments and institutions worldwide; author, scholar, visionary, statesman, gentleman and friend. Especially at times like these, when the world over struggles to come to terms with the devastation of COVID-19 to lives and livelihoods, we miss the wisdom of Sir Arthur Lewis. We wish this father of development economics was around to provide the prescriptions for a revival through sound economic planning and the restoration of a viable international economic order. Let's listen to one of his disciples, Professor Bourne.....
Edward and Auriol Greene Directors, GOFAD.